Henry Miller

1726 - 1798

Henry Miller
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Rebecca Boggs
Rebecca Boggs
1736 - 1816

Henry Miller was born thirty-seven years after the terrible siege, in which were his father and kindred; and in which it is said, the Montgomerys, and Millers, distinguished themselves. In 1770 he bought, from the Greenlee Grant, made by the English Crown, about 400 acres of land, two and one half miles east of the Natural Bridge, and three miles north of James river; and built thereon a substantial dwelling, of hewn oak logs. He was largely instrumental in having built, on his place, the twelve cornered church, of which the first pastor was the Rev. William Baldridge. Henry Miller was a man of deep religious convictions. He sometimes walked ten miles, to attend religious worship, and hear the Gospel preached.



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Age: 34y
August 21, 1760 • The church (later cathedral) of Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico) is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.


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Age: 72y
August 1, 1798 Battle of the Nile (near Abu Qir): Lord Nelson defeats the French navy under Admiral Brueys; Nelson himself is wounded in the head.



Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA ⇓
Buried at the Miller-Irwin Cemetery, Rockbridge County, Virginia, USA
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September 18, 1798 Lyrical Ballads is published anonymously by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, inaugurating the English Romantic movement in literature.